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gibbon

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noun gib·bon \ˈgi-bən\

Simple Definition of gibbon

  • : a small ape of southeastern Asia that has long arms and legs and lives mostly in trees

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gibbon

  1. :  any of a genus (Hylobates of the family Hylobatidae) of agile brachiating tailless apes of southeastern Asia that are the smallest and most arboreal anthropoid apes

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Origin and Etymology of gibbon

French


First Known Use: 1774

Other Mammals Terms


Gibbon

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biographical name Gib·bon \ˈgi-bən\

Definition of Gibbon

  1. Edward 1737–1794 Eng. hist.

Gibbonesque

play \ˌgi-bə-ˈnesk\ or

Gibbonian

\gi-ˈbō-nē-ən\ adjective



GIBBON Defined for Kids

gibbon

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noun gib·bon \ˈgi-bən\

Definition of gibbon for Students

  1. :  a small tailless ape of southeastern Asia that has long arms and legs and lives mostly in trees




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